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Letter: Looking forward to the economic boost of the Rosemont mine

Letter: Looking forward to the economic boost of the Rosemont mine

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I am very pleased to read that the US Army Corps of Engineers has given final approval to the construction of the Rosemont mine.

I have long supported Rosemont for its significant contribution to the economic development of Southern Arizona and for its wise use of the copper resources that our Creator - sorry, atheists, not - bestowed upon our part of the globe.

I too have an interest in the environment but not to the extent of preventing the sound, environmentally-respectful development of this mine. I make my living teaching via computer and telecommunications, and they needed copper to be built and run. So do many other things that I use.

As for the American Indians / Native Americans who protest, they should be thankful that Rosemont will benefit them too if they take advantage of its work opportunities, plus the increased tax revenues will make it a little easier for the government to fund the highly-subsidized reservation system for those who choose not to assimilate into broader American society.

James Stewart

Foothills

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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